With Jack Nicklaus and his Memorial Tournament in the spotlight this week, we thought it entirely appropriate to bring in Jack for some classic swing advice this week.
One of the most iconic instruction books of all time is Jack’s Golf My Way. Jack’s book was first published in 1974 and it has sold more than two million copies. It has never gone out of print and advice from The Golden Bear is as good as it gets. After all, who else has won 18 professional major championships?
In today’s lesson, Jack will show how you should have just one swing, and one swing only.
Jack points out that we have 14 clubs. He’ll talk about how your grip, alignment, ball position should be the same for all shots.
What changes is the width of the stance — narrower stance for wedges and short irons and gradually wider as you move up toward the driver.
The variables are the length of the club and the loft of the face. To hit draws, close the club face, to hit fades, open the face.
Jack demonstrates the principals he was taught by Jack Grout in his early years. He will show his setup and swing with a nine-iron, five-iron, two-iron and driver.
Jack will be on hand this week at The Memorial. He and wife Barbara were out on Wednesday, following the skins game that matched Tony Finau and Jon Rahm against Graeme McDowell and Ian Poulter.
It was a total mismatch. Finau was beyond impressive. He and Rahm registered seven birdies and an eagle on the back nine at Muirfield Village. On the 17th hole, it was a straightest drive contest and Finau launched one close to 400 yards that was one yard left of the center line. It was that kind of afternoon for Tony, who shot six-under on his own ball. Finau and Rahm racked up $125,000 in charity skins to $30,000 for Poulter and McDowell.
Enjoy today’s “throw-back” lesson from Jack.
And enjoy The Memorial, it has one of the best-ever fields for a PGA Tour event.